Activision announces new ‘Call of Duty’, Little Else
It’s been a roller-coaster couple of weeks at Activision, hasn’t it? First, there’s the whole legal brouhaha surrounding the future of the Modern Warfare franchise. Second, Halo developer Bungie jumps on-board to bring their future games to multiple platforms. And now, the speculation over
Treyarch’s answer to Modern Warfare 2 is over… kind of.
Activision launched a website for the next installment of the “historical” half of the Call of Duty universe: Call of Duty: Black Ops. You can follow the developer on Twitter or sign up for their Facebook group, but that’s about all the site will give you. Apart from the title and the release date, little is known about the game. We don’t know if the setting is still in America’s past, with some rumors floating around that the game could be set in Cuba or Vietnam, or maybe both. We don’t know any details regarding plot, voice cast, or graphical capabilities. All we know is that it’s a new Call of Duty game coming out this November that will probably sell like the Secret of Life is encoded within it (accessible only through DLC).
Personally, I’m hoping for a greater emphasis on stealth, as the name would imply. I’m a huge fan of Metal Gear Solid, and any game that encourages stealthiness over macho run-and-gun will find its place on my shelf. A trailer is supposed to debut tonight on “GameTrailer’s TV” on Spike. As soon as it’s available, we will link to it, and hopefully have more to report.